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Capps' third gun bill addresses a lower-profile, but equally tragic, kind of gun violence: the murder of women by their stalkers
Public affairs experts would argue that advocacy work is much more effective when there is a personal story attached to an issue. A first person account makes policy personal, and puts a face on issues that may otherwise be debated in the abstract.
The most important reason not to show these videos is the element of copycat shooters. In the future, troubled and angry people might see the videos of Cho, the Columbine killers, and Rodger and decide to get their 15 minutes of fame as well.
What's really going on behind closed doors in Isla Vista? Does Rodger's fantasy accord with reality? In 2012, I surveyed student's sex lives together with Paolo Gardinali of the university's survey research center. Some 1,500 students responded.
In order to move forward, we need to encourage healing and be kind. We need to look inside and ask ourselves and our loved ones if things are really "okay." Because something has to change, and we can't be afraid to take action.
The bottom line is that we often seem to engage in simplistic and superficial soul searching and feel-good social media activity. The danger is that we really may not be taking much real-world action. And the clearly cathartic and therapeutic vigils and protests we now hold won't last long.
The amendment that passed Thursday was aided by rare bipartisan support, with Reps. Pete King (R-N.Y.), Elizabeth Esty (D
Memorial Day might just as well be called Social Substitutability Day, unless we deepen and widen its meaning and allow the day's remembrance to include the crimes against humanity every side in war commits -- unless we remember that militarism, like racism and misogyny, are the real enemies.
At the heart of the May 23 shootings lies an inexplicable evil. To blame this tragedy on a fictional entity diminishes our social obligation to care for one another. I'm angry because if ever before, now is the moment where we must fight to keep the conversation focused about what we, as people in real-life can do to change our circumstances.
It's not surprising to me that these dark feelings, this rage born of isolation and suffering, led Rodger to the dark, dank corners of the Internet -- places where the stench of misogyny is so settled into the carpet that people no longer notice the smell.
Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow criticized Washington Post critic Ann Hornaday for writing that films such as the ones produced by Rogen and Apatow -- as well as many others -- are part of what led Elliot Rodger to kill six people near the University of Santa Barbara campus on May 23.
We cannot continue to deceive ourselves that we are somehow 'post-racial'. It's going to take courage to be honest about our challenges and create resolutions that can truly move us towards greater equality.
Misogyny played a huge role in the Isla Vista shootings this past Friday night but so did race, say sociologists Michael
(h/t TPM) Wurzelbacher acknowledged his comments are "harsh" but claimed pro-gun control activists "don't care about your
Mahbod Moghadam, the co-founder of Rap Genius who posted offensive comments on alleged mass murderer Elliot Rodger's 141-page manifesto Sunday, has left the company, according to Recode's Kara Swisher.
Yesterday the Rap Genius community annotated Elliot Rodger’s manifesto on News Genius. Because this tragedy is still so raw
For us to learn anything from this tragedy we have to wrench ourselves away from his manifesto -- it's not about him anymore. Leave him to his fate in eternity, and wish solace on everyone.